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ANNIVERSARY 

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Our Lady of Peace 

Parish 

Fords, New Jersey 



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THIS BOOKLET IS DEDICATED TO THOSE 
WHO BY THEIR GENEROSITY AND SACRIFICE 
OVER THESE FIFTY YEARS MADE THIS PARISH 
A TRULY LIVING CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY. 




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Coat of Arms of His Holiness Pope Paul VI 

Coat of Arms for the Pope includes always a Papal Tiara above two crossed 
keys. The Tiara (or Papal Crown) is a tall head-dress of gold cloth ornamented 
with precious stones, encircled with three coronets and surmounted by a cross. 
The first circlet symbolizes the Pope's universal episcopate; the second his 
supremacy of jurisdiction; and the third his temporal influence. 

The Crossed Kevs are a symbol of the power and office of the Pope, the 
successor of Peter, to whom Our Lord said, "And I will give to thee the keys of 
the kingdom of heaven." 

Pope Paul VI retains the same coat of arms he had as the Cardinal- Arch bishop 
of Milan. The Pope's coat of arms depicts six mountains (representing his family 
name MONTliSI), and three fleurs-de-lis (symbolizing the trinity.) 

A Pontiff is free to choose whatever coat of arms he wishes, when assuming 
the Throne of Peter. The PapalCrest traditionally bears no motto. 




diocese: of trenton 

70I LAWRENCEVILLE ROAD 
TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 08638 



Office Of The Bishop 



November 8, 1970 



Rev. Joseph R. Brzozowski 
Chir Lady of Peace Rectory- 
Fords, New Jersey O8863 

Dear Father Brzozowski: 

It is a soixrce of geniiine pleasure 
for me to be able to participate in the observ- 
ance of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the founding 
of Omt Lady of Peace Parish, and to extend ny 
congratulations to the Priests, Sisters and 
people on this joyous occasion. 

The celebration of the Golden Jubi- 
lee of the parish likewise calls to ndnd the 
devoted priests and faithful parishioners who 
by their sacrifices made possible the establish- 
ment of the parish, and vdiose memory we hold in 
prayerful and grateful esteem. 

I join with you in thanking God for 
the blessings of years gone by, and in beseech- 
ing His loving care and protection in the time 
that lies ahead. 



Sincerely yours in Christ, 
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Governor 




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Offic-e of the Goverjs'ok 
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William T Cahill 

Governor November 8, 1970 



Dear Father Brzozowski: 

Permit me to join your many friends in expressing sin- 
cere congratulations to you and the parish of Our Lady of Peace Church 
on the occasion of its Golden Jubilee. This Jubilee has, of course, a 
personal significance to me inasmuch as you and I were classmates at 
Camden Catholic High School and have continued a warm, personal friend- 
ship ever since. 

It is, therefore, with deep regret that I find it im- 
possible to be present personally to join in the celebration. I have, 
however, come to know the history of the parish and the school and the 
contribution both have made to the community and to the State throughout 
the years. 

I congratulate you, your assistants, the sisters, the 
lay teachers and all associated with the parish on the great contribution 
that has been made and wish all of you continued success and great happiness 
in the years ahead. 

Sincerely yours. 



GOVERNOR I 



The Reverend Joseph R. Brzozowski 
Our Lady of Peace Church 
Fords, New Jersey 



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Edison. New Jersey 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY 



September 16, 1970 



The Rev. Joseph R. Brzozowski 
Our Lady of Peace Church 
Fords, New Jersey 

Dear Reverend Father: 

The Township of Edison joins the throng of wellwishers to offer 
our heartiest thanks and congratulations on your Golden Jubilee Celebration. 

This expression of gratitude to your Parish could never 
sufficiently describe the enormous impact for good that you have had on the 
development of the Township of Edison as a healthy and thriving community. 

We recognize the salutary effect that you have had in educating 
thousands upon thousands of children and the spiritual influence and guidance 
to your more than 2800 families. 

The Township of Edison, and the human community within its 
confines, bears the beneficial stamp and respect of all of your good work. 

Again, please accept the Township's best wishes and appreciation 
for all of your good work, which will hopefully continue unending. 

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Office of the Mayor 



Dr. Ralph p. Ba.ron£ 

MAYOR 

1 Main Street 
wooDBHiDOE. N. J. 07005 Septem ber 15, 1970 



Reverend Joseph R. Brzozowskl 
O ur Lady of Peace C hurch 
Fords, New Jersey 

Dear Reverend Brzozowskl: 

This is to extend to you the sincere congratulations 
of the Township to your Parish on the celebration of its Golden Jubilee on 
November 8th, 1970. 

Since the first Our Lady of Peace School was opened 
In the Fall of 1935, literally thousands of children of this community have re- 
ceived their education under its auspices. 

Your Parish of 2,801 families can be justly proud of 
your present excellent school which enrolls 1,002 students and has a teaching 
staff of 10 Sisters and 17 Lay Teachers. 

During the past fifty years. Our Lady of Peace Church 
has served the Fords community extremely well by meeting all the spiritual needs 
of its Parish members. 

Congratulations again, on the outstanding past fifty 
years, and best wishes for perpetual continuation of your success, 

Sinc^^ely, 

RALRtt P. BARONE 
Mayor 



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DUR LADY DF PEACE CHURCH 

FORDS. NEW JERSEY 
08863 



November 1970 



Dear Parishioners: 

On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee 
of our parish, we the priests who have the 
privilege of serving you, pray that: God 

the Father continue to bless you 

God the Son encourage you in your diffi- 
culties, and God the Holy Spirit aid 

you in the pursuit of securing the salvation 
of your immortal souls . 



Sincerely in Our Blessed Lady, 








Fathers Brzozowski, Kearns, 
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History 

=^=h of the 
Parish 



In the FALL of 1970, Our Lady of Peace Parish will 
have completed Fifty Years of service to the People of God 
in the Fords area, which includes parts of Woodbridge and 
Edison townships. 

As is generally the case, the beginnings were humble. 
Our Lady of Peace was established as a Mission to St. 
Mary's of Perth Amboy, and the first Mass was offered by 
the Reverend Dr. William P. Cantwell, Pastor of St. Mary's, 
in the Fairfield School, now Public School No. 7, on 
October 26, 1919, at 8:30 A.M. There were about seventy- 
five Catholic families comprising the new Mission. A com- 
mittee immediately began working on the By-Laws, and the 
Church of Our Lady of Peace was legally incorporated, as 
recorded in Book K. "Incorporated Societies - Middlesex 
County, New Jersey", on November 24, 1919. The original 
signees were: The Most Reverend Thomas J. Walsh, The 
Bishop of Trenton; his Vicar General, Monsignor John H. 
Fox; Monsignor William P. Cantwell, and the two lay 
trustees, John Egan and Joseph E. Growney. 



The "TWENTIES" 

On July 4, 1920, the site of the Sunday Mass was moved 
to a building that was referred to with affection and respect 
as "The HLT '. It was acquired from the Knights of Colum- 
bus, moved from the Raritan Arsenal, and located in the area 
known now as the ANNEX - Parish Center school yard. 
"The Hut" was for many years the center of all parish 
activities. The priests who served this MISSION in the 20's, 
all from St. Mary's, besides Monsignor Cantwell, were: 
FathersCharlesPrendergast, Joseph A. Ryan, John E. Larkin 
and Daniel Ready. 

July 12, 1927, land was purchased on Amboy Avenue, 
between Maple and Ford Avenues, for a combination 
Church-School building. According to the parish minutes, 
the building "shall be erected for the sum of $99,978.00". 
Upon completion of the building. Father C. B. Reagan was 
appointed on April 22, 1929, as the first resident pastor by 
Bishop John J. McMahon. In these 20's, the new MISSION, 



besides the "care of all Roman Catholics of all languages and 
bloods within its territory" (Bishop Walsh) was assigned the 
additional responsibility of attending to the needs of the 
adults and children of Hungarian ancestry living in the area. 
Credit for its ability to respond successfully to this challenge 
must be justly given to the very generous cooperation of the 
parish of Our Lady of Hungary in Perth Amboy. 

The "THIRTIES" 

Father Cornelius B. Reagan was succeeded on March 29, 
1932 by Father John Larkin, former curate of St. Mary's, 
Perth Amboy. During the five-year pastorate of Father 
Larkin. the first school of Our Lady of Peace was opened 
with little over 100 students and was staffed by the Sisters 
of Notre Dame, a semi-cloistered order. The Sisters used 
some of the classrooms on the second floor for tlieir dormi- 
tory, kitchen and chapel. Father Joseph Ketter was ap- 
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The "FORTIES" 

WluMi the Sisters of Notre Dame, completing their 
temporary commitment to the school were preparing to 
leave. Father Ketter was instrumental in acquiring the 
services of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Newark, who, happily 
for us, are still staffing our school. Mother M. Athanasius 
and four Sisters came on September 8, 1940, and for the 
first two years they also lived in and slept in two vacant 
classrooms. In 1942 a home was bought on Wolff Avenue to 
serve as a temporary Convent. 

Bishop William Griffin appointed Father William 
Sheridan in 1943 as the new pastor, to succeed Father 
Joseph Ketter. Father Sheridan distinguished himself in 
reducing the debt and was especially effective because of 
his gregarious nature, in establishing a fine community 
spirit amongst all the residents of Fords and surrounding 
communities. On Father Sheridans sudden death at a 
Church service in May, 1947, Father John E. Grimes (now 
Monsignor Grimes), a native of South Amboy, was named 
successor. 

The parish began to grow in membership, and to assist 
the pastor with his responsibilities the following curates 
served here during this decade: Fathers Joseph Vadas, 
George Talaber, Gerald Griffin, Joseph Kurtz and James 
Thompson. 



The "FIFTIES" 

The parish began to expand at a rapid rate. Monsignor 
Grimes set about on a program designed to meet the needs 
of the growing parish. The Parish Center (Atmex) was built 
in 1951 consisting of six classrooms and an auditorium. 
Another home was bought on Wolff Avenue to accommodate 
the added number of Sisters so generously provided by the 
MotherGeneral and Provincial of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. 
Both the Church and Annex Auditorium were used on 
Sunday for the numerically increasing congregation. To take 
care of school enrollment now reaching almost a thousand 
children, a new Church building was undertaken, and the 
old Church converted into six more classrooms. The 
beautiful new Church, with a seating capacity of 1(X)() was 
completed and solemnly dedicated by His Excellency, Most 
Reverend George W. Ahr, the Bishop of Trenton, on August 
14. 1955. The following year Monsignor Grimes was called 
to other diocesan responsibilities and Father Joseph R. 
Brzozowski was appointed Pastor on June 6. 1956. Assist- 
ants who were of such invaluable help during the 50 s were: 
Fathers Paul Cartier (now deceased). Stanley I.evandoski, 
Frederick \ alentino, Alfred Smith and Samuel (!!onstance. 



The "SIXTIES" 

This decade was to bring further challenges particularly 
due to the continued parish growth. The number of families 
reached almost ,{,000 in number. Five additional classrooms 
were added as the enrollment reached an all time high of 
1311 pupils in 1964. A new convent was constructed in 
1962, on Safran Avenue, for the long-suffering but very 
patient sisters. In 1968 a new hexagonal type of school and 
gy mnasium was completed as a replacement for the Annex, 
which then was eon\<'rted into a Parish Center. The school 
enrollment presently is 1.002 students and a staff of 10 
Sisters and 17 Lay Teachers. The priests during this time 
sharing with zeal and interest the manv parochial responsi- 
bihties were: Fathers ("hristopher Reilly, Richard Ewing. 
Hugh Ronan and the still present Fathers Adam T. Kearns 
and George E. Deutsch. 

For offering, with devout attention, necessary weekend 
priestlv assistance, may we grateiully acknowledge the 
following: Fathers David Anderson, O.P.. John Murray, 
CM., Sebastian Weber, OFM Conv., Kenneth Mayer, O.S.B. 
and Michael Collins. O.S.B. 

With just pride we lay humble claim to these vocations, 
"natives" of the parish: Monsignor Charles Bartok of the 
Orlando, (Florida) Diocese; Father James Jatniucci of the 
Paterson Diocese, serving these manv years the missions in 
ICA. Peru; and Father Ernest Siska, Willingboro. New Jersey, 
in the Diocese of Trenton. 

We are equally proud of Sisters Victoria Sisolak. (^.S.J.. 
Doreen Vincz, C.S.J., Ann Ribinsky. (J.S.J.. Jaye Nelson. 
O.S.F., Violet Bloomer. O.P. (Cloistered Dominicans) and 
Evelyn Mary Crouch. O.S.F. Last but certainly not least. 
Brother Edward Smink. ().H. (Missionary Medical Brothers). 

Please God may this parish nurture many more of the 
same. 

The Parish in its School and C.C.D. classes was educated, 
particularly in those important matters that relate to 
Almighty God, literally thousands of our children and 
youth. May it have also inspired spiritually the tens of thou- 
sands who have fulfilled their responsibilities to God under 
its guidance. 

Parish registers indicate the following number of 
Sacraments administered and services offered: Baptisms: 
6341. Urst Hol\ Communions: 6658. Confirmations: 6027. 
Marriages: 2043. Funerals: 1303. 

The sick cared for, parishioners counseled, instructed 
and concerni'd about . . . beyond enumeration. .All of the 
Societies in tlie parish made their important contribution to 
its life. 

This history speaks eloquently of the generosity and 
sacrifice over these FIFTY YEARS that have made THIS 
PARISH a truly outstanding one in the Diocese of Trenton. 



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THEME OF PAINTING- 
"Our Lady Queen of Peace, Help Us" 

Unfolded in the sanctuary of the Churcli, is the story of Almighty 
God's love for mankind. The predominate theme centers about Christ, the 
Prince of Peace and the Blessed Virgin Mary, His Mother, the Queen of 
Peace. The peace that it concerns is not just that state of tranquility or 
freedom from wars that the world so desperately seeks, but primarily and 
more importantly, the theological concept of peace ... an internal peace 
of mind, heart and soul, for each individual. 



THE DIVINE ACTIVITY OF THE TRIUNE 
God Towards Peace 

a) Ceiling Painting: God the Father is the author of this peace. The out- 
stretched arms and hands depict His eagerness to embrace all of 
mankind and shield them from every danger. The traditional triangle 
above His Head reminds usof His unity of Nature and Trinity of Persons. 

b) The Altar: God Incarnate, the Son of God, hangs upon the Cross. His 
sacrificial death has restored to Man the right to this Peace. . .making 
possible its attainment. 

c) The Dove: Immediately above the Crucifix is the traditional symbol of 
the Holy Spirit whose work as the Sanctifier is to "be sent by Christ" 
to distribute to man the Peace of God, 'ordained' by the Father and 
'Restored' by Christ. 

The Rear Wall Painting: Our Lady, Queen of Peace, is seated upon her 
royal throne with the symbol of peace, the olive branch, in her hand. From 
all eternity she was chosen by God to assume the Motherhood of His 
Beloved Son. Through her, as Mediatrix of AH Grace, this Peace can be a 
reality to mankind. 

The cloud formation in the painting appears similar to a nuclear 
mushroom . . . making us conscious of this great catastrophic danger to the 
world, and hopefully aware that chiefly through Our Lady's powerful 
intercession, can this danger be stayed. 

The four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, collectively 
represent the continuation of Christ's revealed message of Peace through 
the Scriptures— V.G. 

Matthew (5:9) "Blessed are the peacemakers" 

Mark (9:49) "Be at Peace with one another" 

Luke (2: 14) "Peace on earth to men of (Jood Will"' 

John (14:27) "My peace I give unto you" 

This kind of peace is compatible with suffering, even wars, but never 
with the rejection of God. 



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Ministers of 
The Golden Jubilee Concelebrated Mass 
Sunday, November 8, 1970 
\2:00 noon 



Presiding Celebrant 
MOST REVEREND GEORGE W. AHR, S.T.D. 

Hoinilist and Con-Celebrant 

RT. REV. MSGR. JOHN E. GRIMES 

(Pastor of St. Catherine's, Spring Lake, N. J.) 



CON-CELEBRANTS 

Priests presently serving Parish: 

REV. JOSEPH R. BRZOZOWSKI, REV. ADAM T. KEARNS, REV. GEORGE E. 
DEUTSCH, REV. DAVH) F. ANDERSON, O.P., REV. MICHAEL COLLINS, O.S.E 

Priests who served Parish in the Past: 

REV. JOSEPH KURTZ (Pastor of Si. John th.- Baptist, New Brunswick) 

REV. JAMES THOMPSON (Pastor of Sacred Heart, Mount Holly) 

REV. GERALD GRIFFIN (Diocese of Trenton) 

REV. STANLEY LEVANDOSKI (Pastor of St. Joseph's, E. Millstone) 

REV. FREDERICK VALENTINO (Administrator of St. Catherine's, Keansburg) 

REV. ALFRED D. SMITH (Rector of St. Mary's Cathedral, Trenton) 

REV. RICHARD E. EWING (Pastor of St. Joseph's, High Bridge) 

REV. SAMUEL CONSTANCE (Ascension, Bradley Beach) 

REV. HUGH RONAN (St. Francis, Trenton) 

REV. SEBASTIAN WEBER, OEM Conv. (Pastor of St. Peter's, Pt. Pleasant Beach) 

REV. KENNETH MAYER, O.S.B. (Pastor of St. Elizabeth's, Linden) 

REV. JOHN MURRAY, CM. (St. John's University, Jamaica, N.Y.) 

"Native Sons" of Parish: 

MONSIGNOR CHARLES BARTOK (Diocese of Orlando, Florida) 

REV. JAMES JANNUCCI (ICA, Peru) 

REV. ERNEST SISKA (Corpus Christi, Willingboro, N. J.) 

MASTER OF CEREMONIES 
FATHER EDWARD KMIEC, Secretary to the Bishop 

CHOIR 

Our Lady ol Peace Adult Choir - Director: Eleanor Kavejon 

Minor Ministers 

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Golden Jubilee Committee 



HONORAR Y CHAIRMEN: 

REV. JOSEPH R. BRZOZOWSKI, Pastor 
REV. ADAM T. KEARNS, Associate Pastor 
REV. GEORGE E. DEIJTSCH, Associate Pastor 
SISTER CECELIA KING, Principal 

GENERAL CHAIRMEN: 

CLIFFORD J. HANDERHAN (Trustee, Vice-President Parish Council; Chairman- 
Maintenance Committee) 
LOUIS CHISMAR (Trustee, President-Parish Council) 

GOLDEN JUBILEE COMMITTEE (Parish Council Members) 

SISTER MARGARET REILLY (C.C.D. Coordinator) 

MR. MANUEL TIERRA (Chairman-Finance Committee, Diocesan Council Representative) 

MRS. MICHAEL SIMKO (Diocesan Council Representative) 

MRS. PAUL BAUER (Diocesan C.Y.O.-Council Representative) 

MR. WALTER F. COLGAN (Chairman-Education Committee) (P.T.A.) 

MR. HUGH H. HARKINS (Chairman-Ecumenical & Community Relations) (President- 
Holy Name) 

MRS. DOMINICK JANNUCCI (Altar Rosary Society) 

MR. SHAUN McDERMOTT (Corresponding Secretary Parish Council, Chairman- 
Liturgy and Worship (Committee) 

MR. JOHN D. KRAEMER (Chairman - Youth Committee) (C.F.M.) 

MR. DENNIS YORK (President of C.Y.A.C.) 

MISS SHARON KENNEDY (Recording Secretary Parish Council) (Sodalities) 

MR. JAMES W. CASSIDY (Chairman-Parish Planning; President-C.P.O.-Cathohc 
Parents Organization-a (J.dD. - P.T.A.) 

MR. ROBERT SMITH, JR. (C.Y.O.) 

MISS ELLEN MODRESKI (C.Y.O.) 

MRS. STEPHEN SADOWSKI (President - P.T.A.) 

MR. HARRY SYRING (President - St. Vincent de Paul Society) 

MRS. LEO BULVANOSKI (President-Altar Rosary Society) 

MR. WILLIAM T. KINNELLY (President - C.F.M.) 

MISS MARY ELLEN McHUGH (President - Sodalities) 

MR. JAMES DUNN (President - C.Y.O.) 

COMMEMORATION BOOK CHAIRMAN ■ Hugh H. Harkins 

Co-Chairmen: CLIFFORD J. HANDERHAN - LOUIS A. CHISMAR 

JUBILEE DINNER DANCE (November 6, Greenbrier Inn) 
Chairman - WALTER F. COLGAN 
Co-Chairman - JOHN D. KRAEMER 

JUBILEE LUNCHEON (November 8, Church Auditorium) 
Chairman - SHAUN McDERMOTT 
Co-Chairman - WILLIAM T. KINNELLY 



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In Memory of 



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fl^ho Performed Many Acts of Love 
For Their Parish and Their God — 

And in Memory of Their Children 



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MR. & MRS. MARTIN J. O'HARA, JR. 



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Robert J. Smith, Vice President 



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Joseph V. Valenti, Municipal Clerk 



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JAMES JEROME NOLAN 




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Sincerest greetings to dear friends and loyal neighbors of 
St. Mary's territorial parish of Perth Amboy. and to st(ninch 
supporters of Perth Amboy's Catholic High School. 



REV. JOHN L. BRUNDAGE 
REV. PATRICK G. FITZPATRICK 
REV. JOSEPH A. BISCHOFF 



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Congratulations! 

C.C.D. - Confraternity of Christian Doctrine 
C.F.M. - Christian Family Movement 

C.P.O. - Catholic Parents Organization 

(a P.T.A. on the C.C.D. level) 



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NO. BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY 



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Sincere Best Wishes 




Perth JXmboy 
Savings Institution 

Downtown Office: Smith and Maple Streets 
Forbesdale Office: Florida Grove Road and Gornik Drive 
Perth Amboy, New Jersey • Phone442-4100 • MemberFDic 



Best Wishes from 

The Hungarian Altar Rosary Society 



DR. METRO DRY-HENICH 



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AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF PERTH AMBOY 

339 State Street 
Perth Amboy, N. J. 08862 

325 Amboy Avenue 
Woodbridge, N. J. 07095 

980 Amboy Avenue 
Edison, N. J. 08817 

Telephone 442-2770 



Larrison's Turkey Farm Inn 



Routes 206 and 24 



LUNCHEONS 
COUNTRY STYLE DINNERS 

and SEAFOOD 
Banquets — Cocktail Lounge 

879-5521 



Chester, N. J. 07930 



VINCZ'S 



1066 Amboy Avenue 



FOOD and LIQUORS 
Complete Food and Beverage Service 

549-2040 



Edison, N. J. 



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Compliments of 



HMIELESKI TRUCKING 



OUR 

GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR 
TOO! 



JIM BALDWIN 



School Photography 

Box 7534 
Philadelphia, Pa. 19101 



CLIFFORD C. WESTER 



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A. J. CELIANO, INC. 



Since 1925 

EUGENE CELIANO, Vice President 

Ventilating - Air Conditioning - Heating 

460 LUDLOW AVENUE CRANFORD, N. J. 

(201) 272-7510 



Oh, don't be so lonesone - Let's get acquainted 
Come to 



FORDS TUMBLE INN, INC. 

John Kocegi and Lou Tomko, Props. 

2 Televisions — Shuffleboard 

Free Delivery — Tables for Ladies 

103 FORD AVENUE FORDS, N. J. 

Telephone 738-9820 



ELIZABETH M. MARKOUS 



MR. & MRS. THOMAS VOUGLAS 



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Congratulations 
on this Fiftieth Anniversary 
of Our Lady of Peace Church 

KAY AND JOE RUGGIERI 



LIBERTY TAVERN 

Jerry and Lou Bertekap 

FORDS, NEW JERSEY 



K. OF C. COUNCIL #299 



PERTH AMBOY, NEW JERSEY 



JOSEPH ZOLDI, SR 



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Benefactors 



Dr. ti;- Mrs. Robert I). Bciinclt 
liernco Maintenance C.orporalion 
Central Building Products 
Sarbo Inc. 

Prank's Radio X T.\ . Inc. 



Mr. iSc Mrs. Hugh CaUugher. jr. 
The Davis Faniily 
Mrs. Elizabeth Schi<-ker 
Arlene Schicker 
Mr. iK: Mrs. Sam .1. Virgdlo 
Mr. iX: Mrs. Angelo Spcciale 



Florence iK: Jack Cerrelo 
.Ann & Christopher Zwick 
Mr. & Mrs. Waller Colgan 

Eileen, Cliff & Lynn llanderhan 
Mr. &■ Mrs. Hush II. Ilarkins & Family 



Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Van Horn &■ .Son 
Mr. & Mrs. .John J. Csabai 
Mayor X- Mrs. Ralph I'. Barone 
Joseph Cwiklik— Edison Piano Company 
Superb Carpel Senice— South Ambov 
Mr. tt- Mrs. John Borkcs (+) 



Mr. S: .Mrs. Emil Balicki 

Mr. & Mrs. William Carisle 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Alexander 

Waller's Pharmacy— Edison 

Mr. & Mrs. Leo Carasiti 

Edward, Sr.. Madeline, Edicard. Jr. 
and Henry Vitale 



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Benefactors 



In Memory uf James E. Rogan 
Thermo King of Woodbridge— Anthony J. Catrone 



Patten's Office Furniture Co., Inc.— Perth Amboy 
Mr. & Mrs. Dominick .Jannucci 
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Chisniar 
Barbara A. Masyodia— Glamour Beauty Salon 
Mitruska Funeral Home 



Freeholder & Mrs. Stephen J. Capestro 
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Jankech 
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Mazar 
Misses Mary & Helen Komisky 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Dudash 



Mr. & Mrs. Charles Tarr 
Mr. & Mrs. John Koper & Family 
Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Tierra & Children 
William & Dorothy Kolojay 
Mr. & Mrs. Leo C. Scherer 



Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Smerecki 
Mr. & Mrs. Victor Panconi 
Mr. & Mrs. John Mezey 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Brodniak 
Mary &■ Shaun McDermott 



Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Gasior 
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Arthur Kralzar 
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Labbancz, Sr. (+) 
Anna Cariste &• Vincent Cariste 
Mr. & Mrs. John Slianchi & Family 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank T. Zondlo &■ Family 



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Patrons 



MR. & MRS. J. THOMSON 

GLENN C. J. FIGEL 

MR. & MRS. JOHN HEGEDUS 

PETER & HELEN ZYCH 

MR. & MRS. PETER RAISON 

MR. & MRS. CLIFFORD HORSKEY 

MR. & MRS. ANTHONY ZALESKI 

MR. & MRS. CHESTER LEWIS, JR. 

HENNING BUILDING SUPPLY CO., INC. 

EDISON WINDOW CLEANING CO. 

PUHAN'S PHARMACY 

BERNARD R. BERSON & ASSOC. 

VALDA SALES CO., INC. 

STUDIO PAULINE SCHOOL OF DANCE 

WILLIAM J. BARON, D.D.S. 

FROM A FRIEND 

MR. LEO STURM 

MRS. CATHERINE SCHAU 

FORDS ECONOMY MARKET 

MR. & MRS. A. TOMASULA 

MEYER'S CAFE 

ANTHONY J. PUMA, D.D.S. 

FORDS DELICATESSEN 

MRS. VICTOR NOVAK 

MR. & MRS. JAMES J. BIGHAM 

PAT & PAUL PHILLIPS 

MRS. JOSEPH lORILLO & FAMILY 



MR. & MRS. MICHAEL PADO 
MR. & MRS. GEORGE E. VINCZ 
MR. & MRS. W. NASH 
MRS. JOSEPH LA GUARDIA 
ANDREW & CAMILLE MULLALLY 
MR. & MRS. JULES HANAS 
MR. & MRS. EDWARD J. STEC 
MRS. B. W. COLEMAN 
DALINA'S TAVERN - FORDS 
WINTER BROS. - AVENEL 
MR. & MRS. EDWARD J. WITOS 
MRS. GABRIEL HALASZ 
MR. & MRS. FRANK J. MIKUSI, JR. 
SAINTS DRUM & BUGLE CORPS 
ANONYMOUS 

MR. & MRS. RAYMOND MILLER 
MR. GEORGE HYDO 
MRS. ELIZABETH BLANCHARD 
JOSEPH DUCHOK 
MR. & MRS. JOSEPH S. BUCHKO 
MR. & MRS. CHARLES KOLATOR 
DR. HERBERT M. ADLER 
MR. & MRS. JOHN LASKOWSKI 
HEIMER GLASS - CLIFTON, N, J. 
WILLIAM F. O'REILLY 
MR. & MRS. ALFRED R. MILCSIK 
EDDIE'S ECON-O-WASH 



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Patrons 



MR. PETER WASKO, SR. & FAMILY 

MR. & MRS. ALEXANDER MELEGA, JR. 

MR. & MRS. ROBERT L. MESZAROS 

ALL STAR DAIRIES-5480360-METUCHEN 

MR. & MRS. B. C. MUTZABAUGH 

HENDLOWITCH FAMILY 

MR. & MRS. JOHN VAN DECKER 

MR. & MRS. ALFRED F. NEBUS 

IN MEMORY OF FRANK & HELEN STOPKIE- 
BY CHILDREN 

MR. & MRS. FRANK G. HALICZKY 

MR. & MRS. JOSEPH A. FARRELL 

HELEN & BOB SMITH 

ANTHONY C. NOCCIOLO FAMILY 

FORDS SPORTING CENTER 

MR. & MRS. JOHN A. DE SATNYIK 

MR. & MRS. N. ZERVICH 

MR. & MRS. JOHN DEYAK 

JOHN A. BRZYCHCY FAMILY 

MR. & MRS. JOSEPH JAKUBOWSKI & DAUGHTERS 
JOANN and TINA MARIE 

MR. & MRS. LEON J. SLOVIK 

STEPHEN & ELEANOR DALINA 

MR. & MRS. MICHAEL SIMKO 

LUCETTE and JOSEPH JACOBETZ 

MR. & MRS. JOHN CAPLETTE 



MR. & MRS. WILLIAM T. DALY 

MR. & MRS. ANDREW YUHAS, SR. 

MR. & MRS. GREGORY O'NEILL 

MR. & MRS. A. WESTROL 

MR. & MRS. ANDREW RAPACK 

MR. & MRS. WILLIAM McDONOUGH 

MRS. FRANK SHERAYKO 

MR. & MRS. RALPH D. PAPE & FAMILY 

FRANK CHEH & FAMILY 

JOSEPH A. BUCK, JR. 

IN APPRECIATION - FRIENDS 

JOHN KONDAS 

MR. & MRS. PAUL PATRICK 

MR. & MRS. ROBERT KOZAL 

MR. & MRS. JOHN D. KRAEMER 

MR. & MRS. STANLEY GAWRONIAK 

MR. & MRS. ROBERT F. GAWRONIAK 

MR. & MRS. VINCENT BREHM 

MR. & MRS. RICHARD W. JAGO 

MR. & MRS. WALTER SHYMON & DAUGHTERS 

MR. & MRS. JOHN NASH 

MR. & MRS. WILLIAM L. SISKA 

MR. & MRS. RICHARD N. MOSOLGO 

MR. & MRS. JOHN ORLICK- 
MARIE ELLEN & JOHN ANDREW 



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Boosters 



Frances Grace Molinari 

Mr. & Mrs. John F. McHugh & Family 

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Stankovitz 

Rose Marie Si<elly 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank LaBance 

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Andersch 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Schmidt 

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Wagenhoffer 

Mrs. Mary Letso 

The George Huha Family 

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Van Pelt 

Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Rauh 

Mrs. Jenny Nalepa 

Miss Margaret Nalepa 

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Blanchard 

Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Carvello 

Mr. & Mrs. J. W. DeSciscio 

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Lemongelli 

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Moskowitz 

Mr. & Mrs. George Galya 

Joseph Pajak Family 

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence J. Cronin and Family 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Schweitzer 

Mr. & Mrs. John Petercsak 

Mrs. George Moore 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Kish and Margie 

Mr. & Mrs. Ted Mizenko 

Miss Chris Mizenko- 

College Misercordia Class of '73 
Eli L. Cooperman, M. D. 
Mr. & Mrs. Luke Durante 
Mrs. Joseph Vitkosky 
Mr. & Mrs, Stephen Panko 
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Martenak 
Mr. & Mrs. R, Kearson, Sr. 
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Molocznik 
Mrs. Susan J. Sisolak 
Mrs. Catherine M. Therkelsen 
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Banko 
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Smink 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Fabish 
Leo and Gladys Bulvanoski 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Patrowicz 
Oilrite Co., Inc. 
Mr. Joseph Rebovich 
John Jacob 
Mrs. Robert B. Short 
Miss Theresa E. Short 
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bauer 



Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Brett 

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Keating 

Mr. & Mrs. S. Chiminitz 

Mr. Jean M. Verzier 

Mr. & Mrs. G. Volosin 

Mrs. Stanley Pazinski 

Mrs. Milton Eagle 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Domasica, Sr. 

Mrs. Steve Swanick 

Mrs. James Devorak & Daughter 

Mr. & Mrs. S. Jenkins 

Mr. & Mrs. Emil J. Petrick 

The Clausen Company 

Sam's Bar & Grill Inc. 

Donald R. Chimene, M.D. 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Dunn 

Mrs. Raymond Levandoski 

Mrs. Michael Homsack 

Mr. & Mrs. William T. Kinnelly & Family 

Mr. & Mrs. John Dall, Sr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lyncheski 

Joseph Yaeger 

Martha F. Elko 

Stephen & Martha Sadowski 

Stephen Yager 

Mrs. Joseph Smolinski 

Mr. & Mrs. George R. Hudak 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fortin 

Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Zacharski 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mezyk 

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Burger 

Mr. & Mrs. James W. Cassidy 

Mr. & Mrs. John Lesko 

Mr. & Mrs. Milan Plavac 

Mr. & Mrs. E. Papierowicz 

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Lastoczy 

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Konarski 

Anna & Patrick Manion 

Mrs. George Sabol 

John J. Sosinski, Sr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Forsthoffer 

Steve Raji 

Steve Olcsvary 

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence P. Cimmino 

Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Peters 

Joseph Patrick 

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Chaplar 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Swiderski 

Julius Demeter 



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Boosters 



Mr. & Mrs. George Hudak & Sons 
Mrs. Thomas M. Jago & Sons 
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin I. Kantor, 

Woodbridge 
Dennis M. Mutzabaugh 
James C. Mutzabaugh 
Mr. & Mrs. James Orvetz 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Reway 
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Gyorfy & Family 
Mike & George Servicenter 
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Kwiatkowski 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Goldschmidt 
Local No. 27 B.M.P.I.U. of A. 
Guare Family 
Mr. & Mrs. William Westlake, Jr. 



Mr 


5. Edwin 


Rostkowski 


Mr 


& Mrs. 


John Misura 


Mr 


& Mrs. 


Bernard Daria 


Mr 


& Mrs. 


H. A. Syring 


Mr 


& Mrs. 


Stephen J. Matyi & Children 


Mr 


& Mrs. 


Ronald Wybraniec 


Mr 


& Mrs. 


Andrew Egri 


Mr 


& Mrs. 


Ralph Catapane 


Ge 


nieczko 


Family of Fords 


John and Catherine Gonyo 


Miss Marily 


n E. Gonyo 


Mr 


& Mrs. 


Frank Blank 


Mr 


& Mrs. 


Rudolph Vanco 


Helen E. D 


ugansky 


Mr 


& Mrs. 


John Behan 




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Happy Anniversary 
from 



RADER'S PAINTING CONTRACTORS 
Mr, & Mrs. George Rader & Family 

104 MAXWELL AVENUE 

FORDS, NEW JERSEY 08863 

442-0367 - 826-4886